Colorful Dots Nail Art

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Ta-daaaa! I present you my first crazy nail art! I usually go for classic red, dark purple or nude, but in the past few months I've started painting my nails so many different colors that I can't even remember them all! While I was trying to decide between pink and purple and possibly a combination of the two on Sunday, I went out for tea with a friend of mine and she ended up doing my nails like this. How cool is that? You guys already know the artist, my friend Laura who also designed my master thesis covers. Thanks a lot Laura!

The pattern may seem complicated but it's actually very easy to do. This is how we did it:
1. Put on a transparent base coat.
2. Put on the black nail polish.
3. Draw a grey line on the tips of your nails (as thick as you want the model to be in the end).
4. Start drawing dots on the grey line with different colors of nail polish until you use up all the space (to get these small dots easier than with the brush, we used the blunt side of a pin).
5. Put on a second transparent coat to fix the colors.

I felt inspired by my nails today, so I wore a black and cream striped sweater and a pair of flats that I bought in The Hague a few years ago. They reminded me of my nails!

How about you? Do you have a standard go-to color when you paint your nails or do you like experimenting a lot with patterns and colors? I'm starting to like both!


miss b said...

That's so creative! My classic French polish looks boring in comparison! Thanks for the comment too.

Outside Looking In said...

I love your nails!! I love your outfit too and it goes so well with your nails! I mostly love reds, pinks and neutral colors but I've also worn dark blue, grey, copper and pastels lately. Love them all! Glad you're back and wow, you've been busy! What a week, right? Do you get a summer break from your teaching job?

My Fashion Bug said...

Love the idea of the nails, they look so cool!
My Fashion Bug

lucia m said...

loving the nails!


the chilicool said...

Cool nails, dear!




Selvaggia Capizzi said...

OMG this nail art is amazing!!
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Unknown said...

I`v been wanting to try this nail painting technique for so long! Looks gorgeous - and i am in love with your shoes!
i myself paint my nails all sorts of colors all the time.


Bonnie said...

Ohhhhh, I love it! This is such a cool look. I love dotting my nails with different colors, but I have never done it quite like this.
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elita · WANT HER CLOSET BLOG said...

My first time here ! Love your nails. Its really nice. I follow you now !

Aylin said...


The Hearabouts said...

Very cute & the flats are so pretty!
I like both classic red nails and crazy colours/patterns, it depends on my mood or my outfit.


Barbara von Enger said...

Ahhh, how pretty those nails are! I love dotty nails too;-)

Unknown said...

Amazing dear :)

M.E said...

these are very cool!

Angelina said...

lovely nails and shoes!

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